Pretend it is 2013. The real estate market is clearly recovering from the Great Recession. The Broncos are having a great year and will eventually make it to the Super Bowl.
Now, imagine someone makes a prediction that 10 years in the future mortgage interest rates would double over the course of 12 months.
If you were to guess what sort of impact on house prices that would cause, what would you say?
It would be reasonable to guess that prices would decline if mortgage rates doubled.
Here’s what really happened. Prices kept going up.
Some thought prices would crash. Many thought prices would go down.
They keep going up. Not as fast as they were, but they are still up.
Compared to one year ago, prices are up the following amounts:
Larimer County = 2.6%
Weld County = 2.2%
Metro Denver = 1.1%
Why? Supply and demand.
Supply is low and there is still demand in the market.